Spelling ge, gi and gy words - the soft g sound

Teaching point If the hard sound of g (as in gas, go) is followed by e, i or y, we must add u before the vowel.

This letter u acts as a wall and stops the e, i or y from changing g to its soft sound, /j/.

Help spelling English words with soft g sound In guitar a silent u forms a wall between g and i.
This means that g can still say its hard sound.

Help spelling English words with soft g sound In guy a silent u forms a wall between g and y.
This means that g can still say its hard sound.

gui gue gue on the end
guide
guild
guile
guillotine
guilt
disguise
guess
guest
guerilla
fatigue
intrigue
league
plague
rogue
tongue
vague
vogue

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catalogue British spelling or catalog US spelling

In British spelling these words always end in gue. In US spelling they can be either gue or just g:

dialogue British spelling
epilogue British spelling
monologue British spelling
synagogue British spelling
dialog US spelling
epilog US spelling
monolog US spelling
synagog US spelling

Learn the words:
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Learn the words:
Study this word list 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' spelling exercise English spelling games spelling test Worksheets and activities Printable handwriting worksheets

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